The 2000 Year Epic Campaign
Followers of the Scourge
A group of humans who live on or around the western coast of Brind-Amor, the Followers are warlocks who have made a deal with the Scourge; worshiping them in exchange for arcane powers. They are often at war with the Ancient Believers of Ao in both a ground war and ideology.
Session #5 (2nd Era) – As the Champions of Elon were tracking down the descending Skyland they discovered it was going to touch down in an area between the Lessendia Forest and the Farathon Woods. As they approached that spot they saw a group was already posted up at the landing spot. The “Followers” as they introduced themselves as “those that have tapped into powers the world has never seen before, a force that has been here for all of eternity and that predates Ao.”
When asked about the other group of individuals in the distance, they said they were the “Believers” and described them as. “mindless creatures devoid of free will, who don’t understand us and therefore fear us.”
The Champions didn’t have a lot of time to sort this out as the Skyland was about to touchdown. When they, and a dozen or so members of the Followers climbed onto Skyland, they were beset by the Believers, and a good size fight broke out. The Champions, wanting only to explore as much as the Skyland as they could before it departed again, left the fight.
After exploring the small town, and just before the Skyland rose again to the skies, the Champions dropped the last few combatants to leave Rand as the only person alive on Skyland.
Transition from 2nd to 3rd Era – The remains of the Followers traveled the lands until they heard a voice which led them to go to Sahjar in the Aradesh Desert. There, in the Mausoleum of Merrshaulk they found a new leader of their nefarious organization, the spirit naga Merrshaulk. Now they serve her and occasionally find themselves against her former slaves, now known as the Emerald Circle.